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University of the Pacific to dedicate new San Francisco campus

University of the Pacific to dedicate new San Francisco campus

University of the Pacific today will dedicate its new San Francisco campus, expanding its presence in one of the world's great cities and marking one of the most important milestones in the university's 163-year history. The $151 million campus at 155 Fifth Street will educate dentists, audiologists and music therapists and offer such other academic programs as food studies and data analytics. State-of-the-art clinics located at the campus will deliver the highest-quality care to some 10,000 dental and audiology patients each year, and provide outreach to the Bay Area's most medically underserved communities. About 1,000 faculty, staff and students will work and study in the building, providing an infusion of energy and an economic boost to the South of Market neighborhood.

Band & Orchestra Festival at Delta College March 6 & 7 8am-6pm

Band & Orchestra Festival at Delta College March 6 & 7 8am-6pm

50 bands! That’s right, count ‘em - 50 bands will perform at the Band & Orchestra Festival, March 6 & 7, 8am - 6pm at Atherton Auditorium & Tillie Lewis Theater. FREE to the public!
Delta College will host thousands of the top local junior high/high school musicians as they perform just for you! Both days will feature a free concert at 1pm by Delta’s outstanding Symphonic Winds Ensemble in Atherton Auditorium. Students will also have the opportunity to attend FREE Instrument Clinics & Master Classes at 2pm both days.
Festival Schedule (PDF): http://bit.ly/1ndbZF2

Italian Film Director Marco Speroni will visit Delta College on March 6, 2014

Italian Film Director Marco Speroni will visit Delta College on March 6, 2014

In conjunction with Stockton Sister Cities Association-Parma Italy Projects, the SJDC Cultural Awareness Program is pleased to announce that Italian Film Director Marco Speroni will visit Delta College’s North Forum on Thursday, March 6, 12:30 p.m. to present his moving “Docfiction”
In Hell’s Heart. Following the film, Mr. Speroni will take audience questions.

This event is FREE to the public.

Shot in the Republic of Congo, In Hell’s Heart tells the story of Marchello, a Belgian doctor who returns to the Congo for the first time in 15 years. After years of medical missions in the most brutal places on the planet, Marchello experiences a painful personal crisis on his return to the Congo.

Spring Art and Gift Fair at Delta College on March 4 and 5 from 9am-2pm

Spring Art and Gift Fair at Delta College on March 4 and 5 from 9am-2pm

Spring is here again shoppers, and you know what that means? It’s time for San Joaquin Delta College’s Semi-Annual Art & Gift Fair hosted by Delta College’s Fashion Program! Get your shopping bags ready because on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 4th and 5Th from 9am-2pm, Danner Hall on the Delta College campus will be filled with many wonderful artisans, selling amazing products. This event not only helps raise support for the Fashion program students, but it also it supports local and non-local vendors.

The semi-annul Art & Gift Fair features incredible handcrafted and one of a kind items such as fine, semi-precious, and vintage jewelry, handmade scarves, beautiful handbags and other eye-catching accessories. And, that’s not all: the fair also includes beautifully handcrafted soaps, lovely lotions, wonderful smelling candles and fragrances.

Congressman McNerney Announces14 Congressional STEM Academy Competition

Congressman McNerney Announces14 Congressional STEM Academy Competition

Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) announced he will host the inaugural Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition for students in California's 9th Congressional District. The competition is part of a nationwide House Student App Challenge created to encourage students to participate in STEM education programs.

"This contest is a great way for our students to show off what they're learning. STEM education is incredibly important because those fields are where the jobs will be in the future," said Rep. McNerney. "We need to encourage our students who have a passion and enthusiasm for math and science." Participating students will develop a software application for mobile, tablet, or desktop platforms. The winning app from the 9th District will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol and featured on Congressman McNerney's official website.

Delta College Nursing Program Accreditation Public Forum, Feb. 26

Delta College Nursing Program Accreditation Public Forum, Feb. 26

San Joaquin Delta College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program will host a public “site review” for continuing accreditation of its nursing program on Wednesday, February 26 at 4 p.m. in Delta’s North Forum. The review will be conducted by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

 

Staff, students and the public are invited to meet the ACEN site team in person to share comments and observations about Delta’s popular nursing program. Delta College graduated 140 Associate Degree Nursing students in 2013.

Preparing San Joaquin USA's future workforce

Preparing San Joaquin USA's future workforce

  More than 400 educators and industry leaders gathered at the San Joaquin County Office of Education's (SJCOE) Career Technical Education Advisory Meetings on February 11 to discuss, share ideas and update curriculum.

   Programs are available for high school students as well as adults to prepare them for the workforce with real life skills needed for jobs in areas of construction, business, agriculture, software design, healthcare, alternative energy and electric vehicle technology.

   Chris Kleinert is the Director II at SJCOE that led the evening's program.  For more information or to become an industry partner in education call 209-468-4800.